Cathlene Labuschagne

Cathlene Labuschagne is a South African politician who serves as a Delegate of the National Council of the Provinces and a party member of the Democratic Alliance.


Cathlene Labuschagne

Leader of the Opposition in the National Council of Provinces
Assumed office
19 September 2016
Preceded byElza van Lingen
Delegate of the National Council of the Provinces
Assumed office
22 May 2014
ConstituencyWestern Cape
Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament
In office
6 May 2009 – 6 May 2014
ConstituencyCity of Cape Town
Personal details
NationalitySouth African
Political partyDemocratic Alliance
ProfessionPolitician

Life and careerEdit

Labuschagne was born in Durbanville in the former Cape Province. She moved to Namibia and completed her high school education at Mariental High School in Mariental. She returned to South Africa and studied at the University of Stellenbosch.[1]

She served as an alderman for Ward 70 in the Cape Town City Council. Labuschagne served as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament from 6 May 2009 until 6 May 2014. During her tenure in the Provincial Parliament, she served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Local Government Oversight. She also served as the Democratic Alliance's spokesperson on Education.[2]

Labuschagne took office as a Delegate of the NCOP on 22 May 2014. She is a member of the Western Cape provincial delegation. She is currently serving as a whip for the party. She was elected leader of the Democratic Alliance NCOP caucus on 19 September 2016, succeeding Elza van Lingen, who had resigned to become Mayor of Kouga.[3][4]

In May 2019, Labuschagne won re-election to a second term as leader of the Democratic Alliance in the NCOP.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DA announces its team in Parliament. Retrieved on 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ Ms Cathlene Labuschagne. Retrieved on 28 December 2018. Archived on 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ Ms Cathleen Labuschagne. Retrieved on 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ EFF trims Malema's parliamentary role. Retrieved on 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ DA elects new caucus leadership, Mike Waters won't return as deputy chief whip. Retrieved on 30 May 2019.